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Governance of Scottish Housing Associations (GOSHA) SQA Customised Award

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Governance of Scottish Housing Associations (GOSHA) SQA Customised Award

Date: 11 March 2019 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Course duration: 1 day
Venue: Bob Allan Conference Centre, Saracen House, 139 Saracen Street, Glasgow, G22 5AZ
Costs: Members £595.00 / Non-Members £895.00

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

The qualification is for all Committee/Board members but it is recommended that candidates have served on their Committee/Board for at least a year.

What do you need to do?

The qualification is based on a vocational format – that is, you gather evidence of your knowledge of your responsibilities as a Committee/Board member. It has three units and candidates must complete all three units in order to obtain the Certificate.

  • Work to achieve Good Governance of the Housing Association
  • Contribute effectively to Committee/Board meetings
  • Prepare yourself to deliver Good Governance of the Housing Association.


This is an induction session

The governance of housing association/co-operatives is all the more important – it’s become even more business critical.  It’s crucial that governing board members:

  • Effectively lead
  • Ensure financial well-being
  • Identify and manage risk
  • Ensure delivery of quality and responsive services
  • Are accountable – and take account of the views of tenants and others
  • Have the right combination of people and processes
  • Work in partnership with senior staff
  • Are forward looking, whilst monitoring current performance
  • Provide critical oversight and challenge
  • Want to get more on top of governance?


Why not think about doing SHARE’s qualification specifically created for governing body members of housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland?

Not just will you get more on top of governance, but on successful completion of the qualification you will get a Certificate recognised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority

Trainer:  Olwyn Gaffney